Cantillon 50 Degrees North-4 Degrees East - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by alfrantzell:
4.2/5 rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottle from Beachwood BBQ, shared with my fellow Bruery Reserve Society Members nickd717, Nick3, and HopHead84 on the eve of the Initiation. Your health, gentlemen.
Cognac barrels, huh. Having never had cognac, 50N by 4E is my only point of reference. Cognac is apparently a puckering, lambic-like beverage with wild yeast byproducts. No wonder Cantillon decided to age one of their beers in these barrels.
Ah. Wikipedia tells me that cognac is made from distilled wine. But there isn't much grape or spirit flavor here.
There are white peaches and pear skins, though. Plus the yellow woodsorrel present in most of Cantillon's catalog. And like their other lambics, 50N by 4E is moderately carbonated, generous with its wood, and pleasantly rank. But what's this in the finish, heat? In a lambic? Maybe some of that cognac rubbed off after all.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2010 04:08:49 | More by alfrantzell
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4.31/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Sampled from a 750ml bottle in a large Duvel glass. Bottled 27 Feb 2012. Enjoyed while cooking a Flemish Beef Stew so I was certainly in the mood.
A - A brilliant gold with good clarity and a dusting of white head. A limited but steady rise of bubbles.
S - Funky, lemony and oaky. Not much cognac.
T - A nice tart, lemony start. Not overly sour but rather balanced and thought provoking. The finish fades quite a bit though a hint of the cognac seems to come through. This is really two different beers. I much prefer the start over the finish. But overall, I enjoyed this a lot.
M - Moderately thin with a low but welcome carbonation.
O - A tasty, well seasoned beer. Just not one of my favorites from Cantillon.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2014 18:17:35 | More by GJ40
Cantillon 50 Degrees North-4 Degrees East from Brasserie Cantillon
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